New Faux Painting Ideas for 2013

Faux Painting Ideas for 2013

One of the best things about faux painting is the almost unlimited number of ideas that are able to be created.  As decorating styles and colors change so do faux painting techniques. Several new techniques that are becoming popular take old ideas and give them a twist.

New Decorative Painting Ideas

Horizontal stripes and new colors take front stage. Horizontal stripes in graduating colors can make a bold statement. Add a light ditsressing and pearlesant wash to it and you have a fabulous look that turns heads, no matter what room its in.

New colors are delicious and in shades of  lime, lavender, mocha and cinnamon. These new colors can be used:

  • with Venetian plasters for a slick slightly textured look
  • with metallic suede for a rich warm feel
  • in a mixed texture/ colorwash for a brilliant way to liven up a large wall surface

Don’t let color scare you, there are many ways to infuse the life and excitement that color can bring without overwhelming the space.  Add a richly textured accent wall or paint the ceiling a color. Use color washes to infuse the room with richer color while maintaining a sense of light. Paint a piece of furniture or add a colorful floorcloth  to build on the fresh color theme.

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Red and gold faux ceiling

Red and gold elegance

Here are some samples of reds and golds for a trey ceiling these are one sample board scanned twice, hence the line in the middle

The gold metallic looks brown in photos and scans in real life it is very GOLD, the flowers also look muddy in scans but will look  good at a distance on the ceiling

Jan

Metallic gold and red faux painting

Decorative red and metallic gold faux finishes for trey ceiling

 

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Faux Painting your Bathroom

Faux Painting Bathroom

Faux Painting to redecorate your bathroom

Here are a few simple ideas how to do faux painting in your bathroom and how to redecorate a dated powder room in just one weekend can go along way to help rejuvenate a worn out look. The best thing about it is that it can be done in a relatively short period of time and doesn’t require that you rip out tile jobs or sinks in order to get a new look.

Prime now or pay for it later

First of all let me say if you’re going to paint anything, make sure that you have cleaned and primed the surface first with a good latex bonding primer, like Benjamin Moore’s “Fresh Start” or Gliddens “Gripper”. Do any patching and caulking before you get ready to paint so it will be dry and ready to go when you are.

Updating a dated vanity with silver

If you have one of those older styled 60′s square box vanities, creating an updated look is relatively simple and painless. Start by painting the entire surface with a latex silver paint ( not spray paint and not oil paint!) Let it dry.  Do 2 coats, if you need it.

Glaze

Make a glaze: 3 parts glaze and 1 part color like chocolate or deep red. Start with the cabinet sides and face plates,  brush glaze on and immediately wipe it off, leaving the color to sit in any cracks or trim. Work in one small area at a time. Save the doors for last, and work on the inside first — let it dry — then close the doors and work on the front of the doors. The color of the glaze can be adjusted to the colors of your decorating style, the deeper the color, the more contrast it will have with the silver.

A shimmering ceiling

Paint the ceiling with the same silver latex paint. Roll on one coat and let dry. For the 2nd coat hand brush it on with a wide 4 inch brush, making exaggerated X marks or crosshatching. This will give the silver a more organic feel and help it cover. You can also glaze and white the ceiling as well or leave it sparkling, whichever you prefer.

Colorful Walls

Since the vanity and the ceiling are now silver and somewhat neutral. Your walls have the flexibility be almost any color you want. I suggest choosing a strong color that you love. Small rooms do not look smaller because there is color on the wall — they look smaller because there is nothing more interesting to look at. Why not try a bright pumpkin orange or hot lime green color? Paint 2 coats in a satin finish and top it off with a hand brushed layer of clear Pearlescent paint.

A clear metallic or opalescent paint’s are available at big-box hardware stores and paint companies and offers sheens that are either gold or silver. These are invisible until the light hits them and then shine brightly with a silver metallic sheen giving your old bathroom, a bold, updated look in just one weekend.

 

Faux Painting Bathroom

There are many different paint finishes and decorative painting techniques that can be used to paint a bathroom, or any kind of room in your house.

 

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